Menswear: Glasses frames


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OnlyOneStop
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2822 posts since 3/8/08

29 Mar 2019 16:20
AR is supposed to be included
inspace
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145 posts since 26/11/11

2 Jul 2019 19:50
Has anyone got ‘blue reflect’ lens on their optical glasses? Does it help?

My eyes look like the Cookie Monster stareing at a bastard screen all day for work Eek

RVP10
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175 posts since 3/4/12

14 Jul 2019 09:59
inspace wrote: Has anyone got ‘blue reflect’ lens on their optical glasses? Does it help?

My eyes look like the Cookie Monster stareing at a bastard screen all day for work Eek

Adjust your colour settings in control panel/monitors until ur screens have a yellow tint, and reduce brightness/contrast… should reduce eye strain quite a bit. Pink tint works better for some people, depends on your eyes.

I need new glasses, been looking at Lindberg's… Are they worth the coin? Want the air titanium with tortoise shell front: looking at around 600 for just the frame which is 3x what I usually spend.

Also do the high end optics like Zeiss and Nikon actually make a difference to clarity? Or are they just able to make huge prescriptions thinner
inspace
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145 posts since 26/11/11

14 Jul 2019 13:43
RVP10 wrote:
inspace wrote: Has anyone got ‘blue reflect’ lens on their optical glasses? Does it help?

My eyes look like the Cookie Monster stareing at a bastard screen all day for work Eek

Adjust your colour settings in control panel/monitors until ur screens have a yellow tint, and reduce brightness/contrast… should reduce eye strain quite a bit. Pink tint works better for some people, depends on your eyes.

I need new glasses, been looking at Lindberg's… Are they worth the coin? Want the air titanium with tortoise shell front: looking at around 600 for just the frame which is 3x what I usually spend.

Also do the high end optics like Zeiss and Nikon actually make a difference to clarity? Or are they just able to make huge prescriptions thinner

Thanks bro, I actually worked with someone who had this desktop app that would subtly change color to tint the screen might see if it works.
nothingelseworked
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3260 posts since 21/2/10

14 Jul 2019 15:03
inspace wrote: Thanks bro, I actually worked with someone who had this desktop app that would subtly change color to tint the screen might see if it works.

If you use Windows 10 then this is built in.

It's also built into one of the more recent Mac OS updates.

Alternatively, you can use: https://justgetflux.com/

Will slowly tint the screen based on the sunlight hours or you can set a time at which it happens.
andymakesglasses
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20186 posts since 26/1/06

15 Jul 2019 08:54
RVP10 wrote: I need new glasses, been looking at Lindberg's… Are they worth the coin? Want the air titanium with tortoise shell front: looking at around 600 for just the frame which is 3x what I usually spend.

They're certainly very good quality. Whether or not they're worth the price is down to you really. They're fairly unique in terms of construction so if you like them there isn't really a budget alternative.

RVP10 wrote: Also do the high end optics like Zeiss and Nikon actually make a difference to clarity? Or are they just able to make huge prescriptions thinner

Simple answer, yes. In theory the higher the quality of the lens the better the clarity. The thickness of the lens shouldn't really be an issue, you can get cheap ultra-thin unbranded lenses, although perhaps with pretty extreme prescriptions the higher quality / cost branded lenses might be better.
MLI
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4406 posts since 6/10/09

posted 16 Jul 2019 00:15, edited 16 Jul 2019 00:15
Andys gotta be the most helpful fuker on here. Helped me and others out so many times. Thanks Andy. Ubercool
RVP10
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175 posts since 3/4/12

21 Jul 2019 17:05
andymakesglasses wrote:
RVP10 wrote: I need new glasses, been looking at Lindberg's… Are they worth the coin? Want the air titanium with tortoise shell front: looking at around 600 for just the frame which is 3x what I usually spend.

They're certainly very good quality. Whether or not they're worth the price is down to you really. They're fairly unique in terms of construction so if you like them there isn't really a budget alternative.

RVP10 wrote: Also do the high end optics like Zeiss and Nikon actually make a difference to clarity? Or are they just able to make huge prescriptions thinner

Simple answer, yes. In theory the higher the quality of the lens the better the clarity. The thickness of the lens shouldn't really be an issue, you can get cheap ultra-thin unbranded lenses, although perhaps with pretty extreme prescriptions the higher quality / cost branded lenses might be better.

Thanks mate; going to go for both of them Smiling
eazypz
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2992 posts since 16/4/10

4 Aug 2019 10:15
So looking to get a pair of new frames, have decided to go for the Oliver Peoples Coleridge.
Lens wise, I'm going for a 1.74 as my sight is around -7, and the frame is thin so ideally needs thinner lenses.

Ive been quoted from a local store, £225 for the frames which is RRP, but then £125 for the lenses, which is lower than normal i think.

Is there anywhere else online that can match that price for the lenses as i can get the frames online from various places for £150. If not, will just go ahead with the in store option.
illwill
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3596 posts since 17/5/04

4 Aug 2019 10:37
I think these guys were recommended previously.

https://www.reglaze-glasses-direct.com/
andymakesglasses
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20186 posts since 26/1/06

4 Aug 2019 15:44
Seems like quite a good price for those lenses to me. You could try this one too:

https://www.glassesdirect.co.uk/reglaze/
eazypz
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2992 posts since 16/4/10

4 Aug 2019 16:35
Have tallied it up, will just go with the physical store rather than online.
Difference of about £70, bloke in store was sound as well and would rather give my money to an independent.
Cheers fellas.
illwill
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3596 posts since 17/5/04

4 Aug 2019 16:48
Good shout. The aftercare often comes in handy.
YLAup
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5140 posts since 5/9/11

1 Sep 2019 11:39
Went for my first ever eyetest yesterday at Boots (35) and been told I have slight astigmatism in both eyes. When the lady told me she was giving me a prescription I didn't know what she was on about, and the info was non sensical as I thought I could see. Anyway I need glasses. If I fork out for some Cutler and Gross, can I take them into Boots and they do the lenses for me, or is that going to set me back a packet of packet?
andymakesglasses
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20186 posts since 26/1/06

1 Sep 2019 12:34
Boots will only glaze frames you buy from them. There are various companies who will do it though, links in the original post at the top of the page.
YLAup
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5140 posts since 5/9/11

1 Sep 2019 13:25
Cool
EssexBoyII
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6434 posts since 5/6/07

1 Sep 2019 22:22
Very happy with my Cubbitts. Service comes very recommended
MLI
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4406 posts since 6/10/09

posted 15 Oct 2019 09:47, edited 15 Oct 2019 09:47
Global warming lies aside would anyone have a guess on what Letterman's frames were circa '94:

eazypz
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2992 posts since 16/4/10

18 Oct 2019 16:49
Good independents in central/kings cross that could do a quick frame repair for me?
Need nose pads adjusting and arms bent back into shape.
andymakesglasses
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20186 posts since 26/1/06

18 Oct 2019 17:13
My London geography is a bit rusty but you could try Adam Simmonds, The Eye Company, The Eye Place or Roger Pope, or you can post them to Séamus at The Optical Workshop.